Four Things This Summer That Have Changed the Image of the Miami Heat

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Four Things This Summer That Have Changed the Image of the Miami Heat

Two summers ago, the Miami Heat were the most hated team in sports.

LeBron James made a spectacle of his free agency with The Decision, publicly turning his back on a team/city that always needed him more than he needed them.

Dwyane Wade was toying with Chicago and Miami in a way that was slowly rubbing both fanbases the wrong way.

Chris Bosh tweeted like a maniac, as if he were suddenly cursed with Bieber fever.

And finally, "not one, not two, not three, not four..."

It was a PR nightmare from every standpoint, and the Heat's big three seemed like a spoiled group unable to handle the "Heat" and due for the kind of karmic comeuppance that the Dallas Mavericks eventually handed them in the NBA Finals.

But times are a-changin'.

Here are four things which should boost the Miami Heat's image in the public eye come next season.

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